Nickelodeon and Paul Bunyan Communications invite area kids to meet Jimmy Neutron, star of Nickelodeon's popular animated series "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," on June 29 at the 2nd Street Stage in Park Rapids. The Nickelodeon costumed character will be roaming about 2nd Street Stage festivities in 20 intervals from 6 to 8 p.m. Jimmy will also be available to pose with kids and families to take photos.
Miscellaneous: Jun. 8: A Nevis caller living on Lake Belle Taine reported he could hear someone shooting a gun to the north of his residence; A Nevis caller wanted to speak with an officer about a bike that had been parked along the side of his building for over a week;
Knute Nelson invites the community to a ceremonious groundbreaking for Crystal Brook Senior Living, the newest lifestyle community, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. The ceremony will take place at their site on 1006 Crocus Hill Street in Park Rapids. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Itasca Mantrap Cooperative at 16930 County 6, Park Rapids. RSVPs appreciated, but not required. Please email or call Samantha Beckman, Vice President of Marketing at Samantha.Beckman@knutenelson.org or leave a voicemail including your name at (218) 699-3605.
Cancer in one way or another touches the lives of just about everyone, either directly or indirectly. It's a widespread disease that reaches nearly every family, whether it's mom or dad, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, cousins or friends. Millions of dollars go toward cancer research each year and the medical community has made huge strides in diagnosing and treating cancer. Thanks to that treatment and research, cancer is no longer a death sentence for everyone diagnosed with the disease.
On Thursday, June 8, Toxic Taters is hosting an evening of short and informative talks for people who want to know more about what's happening to the water, air, soil, and health in rural communities. Presenters from the Minnesota DNR, White Earth Public Works and local community members will all be part of the evening. Topics will include the Straight River Groundwater Management Plan, the Pine Point private well testing project, growing healthier potatoes and an introduction to the goals of the Toxic Taters organization.
A Menahga man suffered life threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash on Highway 87 Sunday, May 28. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 69-year-old Victor Laney of Menahga was traveling eastbound on Highway 87 near County Road 20 in Hubbard Township when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve. He crossed over the westbound lane and drove off the road. Laney went into the ditch and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was transported from the scene by North Memorial and taken to a Twin Cities hospital for treatment.
The Akeley/Paul Bunyan All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Club in Akeley is the recipient of an Enbridge $54,000 Ecofootprint Grant.
Miscellaneous: May 11: A Nevis caller reported a verbal domestic with his 25 year old son; A Laporte caller had questions for an officer about property issues; A Park Rapids caller reported a female walked into their house and asked for directions and to use the bathroom, the woman was unknown to the homeowner; A Park Rapids caller reported a possible phone scam; A caller reported a male party passed out in a vehicle, the car was running and the male had his foot on the break;